Sunday, 12 April 2015

Ford's Fastest Mustang Ever: A 200mph Muscle Car

Detroit automakers have recently been locked in a competition straight out of the 1960s: a race to create the fastest and most powerful muscle car. This summer, Ford takes the lead with 650-horsepower Mustang Shelby GT 500. To cross the 200mph mark, engineers departed from the muscle-car tradition of throwing a truck engine under the hood and calling it a day. Instead they redesigned the engine with lightweight materials, improved car’s aerodynamic technology and installed driver assistance systems that allow anyone to drive Shelby as it is made to be driven aggressively.

650-HORSEPOWER ENGINE

2013 Ford Mustangs 200mph Muscle Car has 5.8-liter engine that is most powerful V8 in production. It is also 102 pounds lighter than its 5.4-liter predecessor. Manufacturers switched to aluminum engine block, ditched two-piece iron driveshaft in favor of a one-piece carbon-fiber unit and replaced heavy sleeves which guard cylinder walls with a protective layer of atomized metal alloy.

DRAG RACING ASSIST

The key to quick off-the-line acceleration is to rev the engine as high as possible before engaging the clutch, without crossing the threshold where the tires will lose traction. 2013 Ford Fastest Muscle Car’s launch control finds this sweet spot electronically. Driver just need to press a button to select an rpm limit, floors it, drops the clutch, and hangs on as the car begins its four-second sprint from 0 to 60 mph.

HIGH-SPEED STABILIZERS

Mustang 200 Mph Ford car features and specifications include a front splitter and a horizontal scoop below the grille that directs air underneath the car to keep car on road as it approaches 200 mph. By creating an area of low pressure beneath the car and consequently an area of higher pressure above the car, Shelby produces 33 percent more aerodynamic downforce than predecessor.

ADJUSTABLE STEERING AND SUSPENSION

Computerized systems let drivers adjust Shelby’s performance. With car’s electronic steering-assist system, drivers can choose Comfort mode to engage a hydraulic system that makes steering soft and easy. They also can select Sport mode that tightens steering for quick, precise turns. With the optional adjustable dampers, driver can modify suspension with press of a button, stiffening it for flat cornering on smooth pavement or softening it for comfortable driving on rough roads. Mustang 200 Mph Ford Car Price in India is not announced yet but it may soon be revealed. 

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